This is a discussion on Hold_Fast's ESP/SM/AutoX/Track build. Because race car. within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Hold_Fast Mother of god. How many miles did he have on that thing? I'm hoping that a ...
Thanks, I'm sure I'll be posting about my experience regardless...
But any friend who is willing to buy me parts (regardless of the ball busting involved) is a good friend by my standards.
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Please alert the Lehigh crew.
^Consider it done!
Just ordered some gaskets and things for my manifold/TGV work. New:
- TB Gasket
- TGV>Manifold Gasket
- Manifold>Head Gasket
- 3mm Phenolic Manifold Spacers
I'm looking forward to seeing how well the spacers perform. If they can keep the manifold cooler during events this summer, an 8mm set may be in my future.
The TGV deletes have had no effect on cold morning starts. Got down to 11 recently - the WRX ran fine.
Last edited by Sasquatch; 01-13-2012 at 11:44 AM.
I had problems with the spacers as well, but came up with an ingenious solution.
I took a coat hangar, and trimmed it into 8 straight 10mm-ish pieces. I put each of the pieces of coat hangar into the pins that are there to hold the gaskets in place. Then I put the gasket, the phenolic, then the gasket with the pins going through the alignment holes. This lined up the bolt holes perfectly, and allowed me to get the intake manifold/TGV combination bolted to the heads. The coat hangars are still there as far as I know, but they're not noticeable, and they took a 4hr headache, and turned it into a 15 minute job.
Do you by chance remember what CEL codes you had to disable in the ECU for removing the TGV's?
Last edited by Sasquatch; 01-13-2012 at 10:47 AM.
Does anyone here have experience with the Boomba Fuel Rails? I'm considering getting a pair to install while I have the manifold out. They're reasonable, only $110, then I just need to order fuel line and fittings to complete the install. I think it would really help clean up the engine bay, and also make it easier to pull the manifold in the future.
Check it out: Next Gen WRX top feed fuel rail - NASIOC
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I may just need some help doing some basic tuning for them, so I can drive the car to get tuned. Still haven't decided where I'm going yet.
Well, didn't get as much work done as I would have hoped for yesterday. But I did get a nice start on getting the intake manifold pulled. Removed the IC, intake, and misc brackets and accessories. Hopefully another hour or two next weekend and it'll be off and on it's way to Area1320.